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New Roman Missal seminar March 11

New Roman Missal seminar March 11

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A workshop on the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Guar­dian Angels in Oakdale.

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Women’s retreat set for April 2

Women’s retreat set for April 2

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Women of all ages are invited to a morning retreat of prayer, sacrament and reflection. “Turning Away from Sin: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at Holy Spirit church in St. Paul.

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Help CommonBond with challenge grant

Help CommonBond with challenge grant

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

CommonBond Communities, a non-profit affordable housing cor­poration that is affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis, is in the midst of trying to raise $200,000 by March 31 to avoid losing funding as part of a challenge grant.

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Visitation Sisters announce yearlong volunteer program for young adults

Visitation Sisters announce yearlong volunteer program for young adults

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Visitation Sisters of Min­nea­polis are launching the Visitation In­tern­ship Program to provide an opportunity for young adults to live in community in north Minnea­po­lis with other young adults and ministers in the neighborhood for one year.

North Minneapolis is an economically challenged area of the Twin Cities, and the Visitation Sisters are working to create a prayerful presence in the neighborhood.

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Pastor asks for prayer after priest charged with sexual misconduct

Pastor asks for prayer after priest charged with sexual misconduct

| March 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

The pastor at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul was quick to reach out to parishioners after a priest who had served at the parish was arrested Feb. 17 on charges of sexual contact with an adult woman.

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St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As he encourages the high school juniors in his Providence Academy, Ply­mouth, religion class to become better Catholics, Kevin Ferdinandt draws on what he learned as a college student almost 25 years ago from the ministry now known as St. Paul’s Outreach.

“It’s about how the Gospel permeates every part of my daily life, and that still stays with me,” said Ferdinandt, Provi­dence Academy’s upper school director. “How do I seek to help others come to the faith, too?”

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Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

Minnesota needs to solve its current state budget crisis justly by asking those with higher incomes to pay more in taxes to prevent the poor — already hit hard by the economic downturn — from having to bear more of the burden, said Father David McCauley, interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

| March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Before Father William Baer says a word at the annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 12 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, he will smile at what he sees — an audience of several hundred men looking for spiritual inspiration.

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Calling all Men

Calling all Men

| March 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Former Wild player among speakers slated for annual archdiocesan men’s conference

Former Minnesota Wild player Wes Walz remembers what it was like getting ready for a crucial NHL playoff game, like the famous Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in 2003 that gave the team its first-ever playoff series win.

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Prayers for the sick

Prayers for the sick

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché prays a blessing over Florence Stifter of St. Joseph in West St. Paul following a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 11 in honor of World Day of the Sick. Bishop Piché celebrated the Mass and then blessed the sick, caregivers and health care workers with Lourdes water afterward.

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Ministry Day set for March 31

Ministry Day set for March 31

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Seeing Easter” is the theme of this year’s annual Ministry Day, sponsored by the Coalition of Min­is­try Associations and the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Barbara Sutton, adjunct theology professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, will lead participants through a prayer practice known as “visio divina,” using images from The Saint John’s Bible.

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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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